Juan Carlos Gonzalez, widely recognized by his online alias ThatWasEpic, is a Mexican-American content creator on YouTube who resides in Kansas, United States. His content primarily revolves around giveaways, social experiments, and pranks.
Juan launched his YouTube channel on June 17, 2014, and shared his initial video called “Dropping $100 In Public!” on August 30, 2014, marking his entry into the platform. Throughout the years, he consistently published an array of videos featuring pranks, giveaways, and social experiments. As a result, his channel garnered an impressive following, attracting over 7.3 million subscribers and accumulating nearly 1.1 billion views as of 2023.
ThatWasEpic gained widespread recognition for his video content featuring pranks followed by delightful surprises of gifts, money, and giveaways. His channel consistently offers content such as “Cutting Peoples Headphones, Then Giving Them AirPods” in a standout video.
These videos have been viewed millions of times, which shows how popular they are and how much they get involved with the audience. ThatWasEpic also shares content related to social experimentation on his primary YouTube channel, in addition to prank videos. AlmostEpic is a secondary YouTube channel where he shares unedited footage and videos showcasing the behind-the-scenes aspects of his pranks and social experiments.
ThatWasEpic has become a well-known figure in the YouTube community through his entertaining pranks, heartwarming surprises, and social experiments. His ability to catch viewers' attention and spread joy has made him a popular content creator who has a large fan base.
Juan Gonzalez’s net worth is courted to be $1.6 million. He generates most of his income from YouTube, while also earning from Instagram, and from brand-collaboration sponsorships. Over 7.3 million subscribers are currently subscribed to his channel, with an average of 5k new subscriptions per day and 1.2 billion total views so far.
The channel averages around 500,000 views per day across all its videos. This should in turn generate an estimated revenue between $500- $4,000 per day from YouTube ads. Gonzalez could earn upwards of $10k per brand collaboration sponsored post on Instagram, depending on the brand collaboration.
Gonzalez also has a merch store, where he sells a variety of apparel, most of which consists of hoodies and caps. We currently do not know how much he could be making from this store with prices ranging between $25 to $60. Given Gonzalez extensive social media presence, it is unknown how much he could earn from brand-centric deals, but he is likely to receive substantial compensation from most such deals.
Gonzalez was born in Cancun, located in the southeast part of Mexico, on July 13, 1993. He spent some of his childhood years, before moving to Kansas, where he's lived for most of his life. He is the only guy in a family of seven siblings, giving him six sisters. His sister Shania filmed a few of his earliest YouTube videos.
Natalia Gonzalez is Juan's mother, and when he was just four years old, their family relocated to Kansas, USA. However, their time in the United States was brief, and they returned to San Buenaventura when Juan reached the 9th grade. Juan maintains a sense of privacy regarding his childhood, opting to keep most of his memories from that time private. He occasionally shares small glimpses of his childhood, but overall, he prefers to keep it unrevealed.
In a rare interview where Juan opened up about his family, he disclosed that he shares a strong bond with his sisters. According to Juan, they are highly supportive of his creative pursuits and endeavors. Following his graduation from a Mexican high school, Juan ventured to North Dakota in search of opportunities to establish himself and build a future.
Juan's career began with a stint in drywall construction, a method for installing interior walls without mortar, using a dry application method. He decided to leave his construction job behind and devote more time to his YouTube career, focusing on creating videos, after his channel reached 10,000 subscribers.